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Maureen and Evelyn, ye gave us the most fantastic welcome to your fantastic Guest house. Plain to see how this beautiful building is genuinely loved by its owners. The time ye took to chat and to genuinely show interest in your guests was so very obvious. We will be back, and I can honestly say that I suspect anyone that stays with ye once, looks no further for any future return visits to Birr. Take care, and hope to see ye all sometime soon. XRay

Emmet House is a beautiful property in the historic town of Birr. It is beautiful decorated in keeping with the period of the house and is run by a wonderful family. Maureen and Evelyn were very welcoming and friendly and made our stay really enjoyable.

What a nice place! Excellent location in the middle of this little city, for example walking distance to Birr Castle and the best rated restaurants. The room we got was not big but very nice, with a top notch bathroom. Nice modern shower with shower gel, extra shaving cream etc. They want you to be comfortable that's for sure. The manager was the sister of the owner just helping out for some days, and we could not have expected anything more. Very friendly, sociable, service minded and everything with a personal touch. :-) The place in general was both cosy and classy if you know what I mean. Nice clean hallways with decorative classic furniture. They also have a microwave and refrigerator for guests to use, perfect if you travel with small children och just want to keep something cold during your stay. Recommended!

I can’t imagine a more friendly reception! And especially the four-poster bedroom with view on Emmet Square was beautiful. All rooms nicely decorated with a beautifully curated touch of patina. And a good breakfast, too. He adjacent road is quite busy, so it is probably not the most quiet place in the world, but with windows closed that wasn’t a problem. I‘d stay there again anytime.

We made a last minute booking, so had to wait a few minutes for the host to come back from her evening activities. We were put in a charming double overlooking the sqaure. They served us a wonderful Irish breakfast.

We did a last minute booking so the owners mother met us to get us settled. She took us to a room we didn't choose (a triple, I wouldn't recommend that room), when I asked for the double we booked she took me to a higher end double that was more expensive and said that was my only other option and that I would have to pay more. This room was actually quite lovely and had a great view of the square. The mother was a bit hostile when I inquired why I had to pay more since this room was listed less then the triple and I wasn't being offered the room I chose, so we just paid more to end the conversation. We were quite pleased with the room, it was very comfortable, well decorated and clean. The bathroom was also quite nice. We met the owner in the morning and she was just lovely, breakfast was nice as well.

Location so close to everywhere, pubs restaurants and the countryside for walking and siteseeing . Room was beautiful and clean. Breakfast was fantastic. Parking no problem, as it is on the town square.

We recently toured both north and south. Emmet House was our first stop. Excellent location, wonderful hosts, excellent food, great rooms. We got spoiled as any other place we stayed just didn't compare. This should be your "go to" place if you are in the area.

Was on a motorcycle tour when I arrived in Birr. Enquired at the door and luckily there was one room available. I can only say thank you. Spotless room, stored the motorcycles securely (indoors). Extremely friendly, excellent breakfast. A home from home. Thank you very much.

Only stayed one night but got a taste of the Irish hospitality. Room was quite small as was the bathroom but all very clean with comfy beds. Good location to walk into town. Very nice breakfast and hosts that couldn’t do enough to help.

Emmet Square, Co Offaly Birr Offaly

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Birr Castle is a short stroll from Emmet House, and other popular attractions like Leap Castle are within a 15-minute drive. The 4 rooms at this 3-star bed & breakfast include coffee makers and flat-screen TVs and guests can enjoy free breakfast.


Free full breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


All 4 individually decorated rooms feature washers/dryers, coffee makers, and free newspapers. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Rooms also include free bottled water. Private bathrooms are not ensuite.

Property features

Emmet House features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and coffee in a common area. If you drive, self parking is EUR 1 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 150 per vehicle one-way. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and tours or tickets. Other amenities at this family-friendly bed & breakfast include a microwave in a common area, a refrigerator in a common area, and a free grocery shopping service.

Room options

Triple Room

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Family Room

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Deluxe Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

97.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 149 reviews

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